Small Town Planning: Issues, Challenges, Innovations, and Best Practices

In this panel discussion there will be two sessions. In the first session, we will hear the presenters talk of the issues and challenges they address daily in each community. In the second session, the presenters will summarize some of the innovative tools they have used in order to address these issues and acknowledge best practices.

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Resilient Urbanism event flyer

Following the 4:30pm walking tour of the Midtown community, this esteemed panel discussion will focus on “resilient urbanism” pertaining to the communities of Bradburn, Midtown & Aria – all innovative for their time.  Resilient urbanism is a collaboration among multiple disciplines that explores a wide spectrum of topics related to what makes resilience in urban contexts unique: housing and land challenges, equity, density, governance, construction markets, place-making, and other characteristics related to the unpredictable and ever-changing urban environment.  The provocative discussion will further highlight a variety of contexts, time frames, and scales directly related to these three progressive Colorado neighborhoods.

Also, following the panel discussion will be the CNU Colorado Charter Awards Ceremony.  Food & drinks provided!  Don’t miss it!

CITY BUILDER FORUM – Housing, Homelessness, and a Working Downtown

Housing, density and downtowns.  Attend this great event and hear from prominent speakers, including one of our CNU Board members – Deana Swetlik!  Also, CNU Colorado members’ projects will be utilized as case studies.  Only $25 for an entire afternoon!

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October’s Fest, Beer Urbanism – hosted by CNU-Colorado

We continue our “Beer Urbanism” Meet Up series at North Boulder’s Upslope Brewery. Please join us for a happy hour this Thursday for brews, food and networking!
Please see the accompanying flyer for more detail – see you there!
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CNU-Colorado presents: “Beer Urbanism” – 5pm this Wednesday, Sept. 17th @ Epic Brewery

Please join us this Wednesday, September 17th, at 5pm for our monthly urban meetup

Please join us this Wednesday, September 17th, at 5pm for our monthly urban meetup

“The Art of Street Design” City event in Boulder with CNU past president Victor Dover

City of Boulder Community Event “The Art of Street Design”
Presentation and Community Discussion with Victor Dover


WHEN: Wednesday March 26, 5:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Chautauqua, Ggrand Assembly Hall, 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder

WHAT: Victor Dover, coauthor of the new book, “Street Design,” will be presenting proven strategies to create safe, walkable streets in Boulder. Victor will describe how street design can shape enduring cities that people really love; Discussion regarding City of Boulder North Boulder Subcommunity Plan update, Envision East Arapahoe plan, Sustainable Streets and Centers project, Access Management and Parking Strategy, and Transportation Master Plan update.

WHO: Victor was national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) from 2010 –2012 and was the founding chair of the CNU Florida Chapter, the first of its kind. He is cofounder of Dover, Kohl & Partners Town Planning in Coral Gables, Florida and is an international expert on how to shape enduring places that people really love.  An urban designer and the coauthor of  the new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (January 2014), Dover has 25 years’ experience across five continents revitalizing historic downtowns, restoring healthy neighborhoods and creating walkable communities. He has designed 150 neighborhoods, urban revitalization programs, and regional plans including Plan El Paso, hailed as “America’s Best Smart Growth Plan.” Dover is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and served as the U.S. national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism from 2010 – 2012. In 1994, he worked in Boulder on the North Broadway Plan for North Boulder.

MORE INFORMATION: The event is free, no RSVP required. For more information please go to the Boulder calendar.

ABOUT THE BOOK: “Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns” (January 2014) by Victor Dover and John Massengale with foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales shows how to create great streets where people want to be. That begins with walkable streets where people feel comfortable, safe, and charmed by their surroundings. Through hundreds of examples of streets old, new and retrofitted, Street Design shows how good street design can unlock value, improve life and reknit neighborhoods.